Question about Cars & Trucks
I have a dead short on my buzz bar and keeps popping 80a fuse
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You either have a short somewhere, or the alternator is over charging. What does the volt gauge read before it blows, if you don't have a gauge, get a volt meter and test at the battery. Anything over 14.5 will blow the link.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
My glow rail would come on for a very short time, then turn off (less than 1 second).
Replaced the control wire for the glow relay, with a test lead from battery to relay control terminal - relay was working fine (relay is between batteries).
Checked the engine temperature sensor (located on top of the housing where the top radiator hose attaches to the engine).
Take out and test in a pot of water (need a 19mm deep socket to remove).
At 0 deg C should be 8.6K ohms
At 20 deg C should be 3.25K ohms
At 40 deg C should be 1.5 K ohms
At 80 deg C should be 300 ohms
I replaced the temperature sensor with a 8.2K ohm resistor (engine cold).
Then tried with a 1.2K ohm resistor (engine hot).
Each time I tested the glow rail at the relay (with a multimeter) it would turn off after about 12-14 seconds, which is normal, to protect the glow plugs and battery drain (they come on again when engine is starting).
When I put the temperature sensor back in, the glow rail was working fine again - only thing I can think of is that the contact between the sensor and the plug, may have had a oxide formed and caused a high resistance or open circuit, indicating to the glow controller that the engine was hot and did not need glow activation.
So try taking the plug off the temperature sensor, and reattaching it again it might be all it needs, to clean its contacts.
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
this sounds like the glow plug relay is u/s or stuck, locate the relay in your fues box and give it a tap or remove it and replace it, it might have just come loose, if this does not work it will need replacing...hope that helps
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
Testimonial: "thanks for the advice looks like the root of the problem waiting on new part/relay cheers much appreciated"
give these websites a try www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com if all fails stop by your local Ford dealership in the parts department and they be able to print off the pictures and diagrams you need if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your truck wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 19, 2016 | 1995 Suzuki Vitara
Jul 23, 2016 | Toyota Cars & Trucks
Oct 15, 2014 | 2000 Ford Crown Victoria
Sep 14, 2014 | 2006 Mitsubishi L200 2.5
Mar 04, 2014 | Mitsubishi Pajero Cars & Trucks
Feb 12, 2010 | Mitsubishi Pickup Cars & Trucks
Jan 03, 2010 | 1999 Ford F350 Regular Cab
Dec 20, 2009 | 1997 Ford F350 Crew Cab
Jun 21, 2009 | 2005 Suzuki XL-7
103 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: